A step-by-step guide to building a traditional double-ended timber fishing craft of Khmer (Cambodian) design


RAP PUBLICATION 2013/07

A step-by-step guide to building a traditional double-ended timber fishing craft of Khmer (Cambodian) design

by M. Savins

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok 2013


ABSTRACT

In the developing world, accidents and deaths are frequent in small-scale fishing operations. Traditional boats are often non-motorized and ill-equipped for navigation, communication and safety. In addition, the design and construction of the vessels can contribute to accidents and loss of life at sea. Poor construction methods and the instability of traditional wooden boats are major safety risks for small-scale fishers. A key challenge is how to improve the design of these small craft in a cost effective manner. This publication provides an illustrated guide to the step-by-step processes involved in constructing a safer design of fishing boat for Cambodian boat builders. Though this work took place in Cambodia, the skills and steps involved are widely relevant to those involved in traditional boat building.



Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgements

The Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme for South and Southeast Asia (RFLP)
    


Introduction

A step-by-step guide to building a traditional double-ended timber fishing craft of Khmer (Cambodian) design
(steps 1 to 20)
    


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A step-by-step guide to building a traditional double-ended timber fishing craft of Khmer (Cambodian) design
(steps 21 to 31)
    


Annexes

    General arrangement
    Lines - round bottom
    Simplified - round bottom
    Construction
    Midship section
    Stern
    Details
    Alternative planking
    Stern - inboard engine

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